Promoting Trails &
Greenways in Indiana

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Welcome to our new executive director

Allyson Mitchell

The Greenways Foundation is pleased to welcome Allyson P. Mitchell as our new executive director. As a sustainability professional, Allyson has broad experience in design, community economic development, municipal policy and higher education, as well as landscape architecture, real estate development, sustainability planning and law. Her passion is to weave together design, nature and people, and she is an active user and advocate of trails and greenways. Allyson’s many talents and skills will help lead us into a bright future for trail development in Indiana.

Bike-ped plan funding announced

urban bike trail

The Indiana State Department of Health is providing funding for Indiana communities to prepare a community-wide bicycle and pedestrian master plan. Applications for the funding are due January 30, 2015. A minimum of two plans will be funded in this annual round. Successful applicants will begin their plans no earlier than July 2015, with funded plans required to be completed by the end of June 2016.

The ISDH Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity invests in partnerships and activities that work towards improving the health of all Indiana residents. The adoption of bicycle and pedestrian master plans by Indiana communities is seen as an effective way to invest in changes to policy and the built environment that support healthy community outcomes.

A digital copy of the grant application form is available on the Indiana Healthy Weight Initiative web site. For more information and questions, contact Pete Fritz at (317) 234-6808 or pefritz@isdh.in.gov.

Featured trail group

volunteers at work

The Panhandle Pathway is a 21-mile multi-use greenway from Winamac to France Park, just west of Logansport, and it has its Friends — literally. The Friends of the Panhandle Pathway believe their mission is to develop, manage and maintain this Northern Indiana trail and they back up that belief with effort and energy.

Photo: Panhandle Friends at work

Featured trails

trail users

The Whitewater River flows south through Eastern Indiana, creating a valley that is home to two trail systems that are long on historical significance.

Whitewater Gorge Park offers steep limestone walls, a swift stream and deep forest with miles of trail and spectacular views. The gorge played a central role in the rich history of Richmond, and today its paved and unpaved greenways offer peaceful beauty to trail users.

historical canal lock

Farther south, the Whitewater Canal Trail features the 19th-Century Whitewater Canal from Metamora to Brookville. The trail that follows the canal includes several locks and the only existing wooden aqueduct in the country, as well as the natural beauty of the broad, wooded valley and historical activities in Metamora.

Photo top: Whitewater Gorge Trail, Richmond; photo bottom: Yellow Bank Lock near the Whitewater Canal Trail